: causing you to feel sick
: causing a strong feeling of disgust
of a sound : causing great concern especially because someone or something may have been badly harmed
Examples of SICKENING
- a sickening display of selfishness
- We heard the squeal of brakes and a sickening thud.
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Related to SICKENING
- abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, offensive, ugly
- innocuous, inoffensive
sick·en·ing adjective \ˈsik-(ə-)niŋ\ (Medical Dictionary)
: causing sickness or nausea
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